Sankirtan – Divine Chants and Music
Welcome to Gaura Bhakti Ras.
Our divine chants from India, prema-bhakti-yoga and mantra meditation tour, is being distributed in Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America countries. There will be a seven day seminar, a three day course and a one day workshop, that will be bestowed in these countries in yoga centers, universities, cultural centers and private homes.
The main focus of this tour, is to share with all the importance of discovering our real internal being. To offer an understanding of the importance of awaking our dormant spiritual consciousness, by the practice of mantra meditation and kirtan (divine chants in Sanskrit). This is the main objective of these seminars and workshops.
Everyone is looking for love, for happiness and for relationships. Nevertheless, we are searching for all these things in the wrong places. We are looking for these things outside of us, with imperfect people and imperfect senses. So the results will not be so good. Through this practice of mantra meditation, one will learn how to go deep within one self and will fill the lotus of the heart with pure divine love.
There are many different types of meditations and goals within these meditations. Some people meditate in the divine light and want to become that light. Others meditate in the voidness and want to become void and empty; while others want to merge and become one with the impersonal aspect of God.
This bhakti yoga meditation, is one of the most ancient forms of meditation, practiced hundreds and thousands of years ago by the mystic sages of India; and it teaches us how to fill our hearts with pure divine love. By this process of filling the soul with love, divine love, through mantra meditation and kirtan (reciting sacred chants in Sanskrit), one can attain the highest satisfaction that the self can ever reach, through love of divinity.
The most ancient scriptures from India, the Vedic literature, explain that within all human beings, four goals are prominent, 1. desires (kama), 2. economic development (artha), 3. religiosity (dharma) and 4. moksha (liberation or salvation). Nevertheless, the soul cannot be fully satisfied by these four attainments.
Beyond these four goals of human life, we can achieve pure divine love (prema). By developing this love, one can have a relationship with the divine. The path of divine relationship allows us to realize our own individual spiritual identity to cultivate love with the Divine Being. This divine love resides nowhere else but in our own hearts, and by the practice of kirtan or divine chants, this dormant love will be awakened. One develops more and more love to be able to nourish that relationship. Therefore, this love, this pure divine love (prema), is the highest goal of human life to fully satisfy the self.
In this age of Kali, the prescribed spiritual process for humanity is chanting the transcendental names, forms, qualities, pastimes and songs that glorify the Supreme Being. Therefore, these sacred chants, this mantra singing and meditation, is considered the most powerful form of meditation in the present times. By constantly reciting this transcendental sound vibration, one will connect with the Infinite Being, and realize the effulgent love of God.